Many camera brands have their own popular smartphone apps to manage photos and videos taken with the camera or to control the camera remotely. Leica, the German camera manufacturer, has its own app called FOTOS but it comes with a subscription fee. But in recent news, the company made its FOTOS app available for free for all users.
Similar to Nikon which has a free SnapBridge app for sharing photos taken with a Nikon camera via email or social media, or the GoPro Quik app for GoPro camera users which allows users to view photos and videos, adjust camera settings and cut videos and more.
Leica initially introduced the FOTOS app for transferring files, making changes, adjusting settings and sharing images. The basic functionalities of the Leica FOTOS app were free for users from the very beginning. But the company has kept some premium features called FOTOS PRO features including iPad compatibility, Lightroom integration, RAW file transfers, and video mode.
To take advantage of the features of FOTOS PRO, users had to purchase a subscription plan for $ 70 per year, but no more. Leica Rumors recently reported that Leica has abolished the Pro subscription plan.
When the German camera company updated FOTOS to version 2.2.0 in mid-October, Leica dropped the Pro subscription and made all FOTOS features available for free, including Pro features. The news was shared with users in the section Version history of the FOTOS app.
So, if any of you have the following Leica cameras, you can simply pair it with the Leica FOTOS app and use it – Leica S (Typ 007), Leica S3, Leica SL, Leica SL2, Leica M10, Leica M10- P, Leica M10 -D, Leica M10 Monochrom, Leica M10-R, Leica Q, Leica QP, Leica Q2, Leica CL, Leica T (Typ 701), Leica TL, Leica TL2, Leica D-Lux (Type 109), Leica D-Lux 7, Leica V-Lux, Leica V-Lux 5 and Leica C-Lux.
Leica cameras come at a high price for users. In that case, users expect fair treatment without paying any additional amount. This is perhaps one of the reasons why the company has decided to close its Pro subscription plan.
Available for Android and iOS platforms, users can simply download the Leica FOTOS app from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store respectively.
Leica has introduced the FOTOS app for transferring, managing and sharing images. The basic features of the app were free, but the company has kept some premium features of FOTOS PRO with a subscription fee.
- The basic features of the Leica FOTOS app were free for all, the Pro features came with an annual subscription fee.
- Now, the features of Leica FOTOS PRO are also free for all users.
- Pro features include iPad compatibility, Lightroom integration, and more.